I was reviewing an article of our friend and early ARSC member, the
late, Archie Green and it says this: "He is credited with winning
Congressional support for passage of the American Folklife Preservation
Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-201), which established the American Folklife
Center <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Folklife_Center> in the
Library of Congress <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Congress>."
Joe Hickerson, formerly at the Lib of Cong. and Folklife Center
director, is still an ARSC member residing in Portland, OR. Perhaps he
can shed light on how this was achieved.
Perhaps an ARSC group could be responsible for getting passage of a
bill for preserving recorded sound? With a regulation for the industry
towards better records and preservation of both records and recordings?